VS: I love Star Trek, but did not guess you named your children from characters of the show. Funny how things we love can inspire us even when naming our children. Now
VS: That’s wonderful. I wish I could say I read everyday to my five-year-old daughter, but I don’t. I do try my best to find time between my three kids to read with them a couple of times a week though. Speaking of books, you are an author of an eBook, ROARKE. Can you share with us any challenges over publishing an eBook vs. a print book if any?
VS: I could not agree more with you about how authors are taking on a more active role in marketing their books these days. Now that your first book is out, can you share a little about the adventure of trying to write and edit with kids at home?
VS: LOL. I totally understand those feelings. One author once said to me, “Don’t you wish there were 36 hour days?” Sometimes I think that might just give me the time I need to get it all done. With that in mind, do you find it hard to balance your personal writing time with your family responsibilities?
I mean the book will still be there waiting for you. Kids grow up too fast to waste a minute.
VS: So true! My baby girl, Sabrina is growing like a weed. She is now four months old and I still feel like I just brought her home. My five-year-old starts school this coming fall and my son just turned fourteen. How the time flies. Now
VS: I think our children like you said can inspire us in many ways, too. I would love to know more about your WIP. Can you share a little about this new release?
VS: Sounds very interesting. Now with all the writing, you try to fit into your day, do any of your two children show interest in becoming a writer? If they do, do you encourage them to follow their dreams?
VS: That is always a wonderful start. So is writing on the wall. Not sure if you have read all my post, but in one of them I talked about how author Anne Rice writes her story ideas on her walls first. Come to think of it . . . I use to write on the walls as well as a kid. You may have some writers you are raising after all. (Smiles) Well being the busy mom that you are, what tips can you share with parents who are seeking publication?
VS: Wise words. I am not always good about Googling everyone I meet in the writing world, but I do check out their websites or blogs; if they have them. Speaking of which, when I went to your website, I noticed you have a few other works in progress. Can you share a little about them and the inspiration behind the storylines?
I have a novella in the works about an artist who finds herself engaged to the wrong man. That one, I think, is my tribute to years of art school. I just finished writing a holiday story about the Oak and Holly princes, and I’m currently editing the sequel to Dimensional Shift. That one takes a great deal of inspiration from my years working in retail and the pet industry. Think inter-dimensional critters.
VS: Sounds like you will be very busy this summer and into next year. I cannot wait to see the finished results. Well
VS: Being a parent is wonderful. I missed out a lot on my oldest growing up, but I am making up the time now. So enjoy your little ones and being home with them.
VS: It was a pleasure to have you here today
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